Cleaning windows and glazed facades at height is a task that requires a full degree of organization for cleaning companies that perform these services:
- When it comes to doing work at height on the outside of skyscrapers and towers, nothing can be left to chance. For this reason, the operators have a very high level of training in occupational risks. They are also subjected to continuous tests to verify an optimal physical and mental state. Follow-ups are also carried out for the maintenance of all the equipment and tools used in these tasks. In some media reports sometimes appear. Be it as a tribute and special recognition to those operators. During even the eight hours of their workday, they effectively perform a quick window cleaning job. In the midst of exceptional risk conditions.
- This dangerous specialty of professional cleaning requires operators with adequate physical and mental training. In order to cope with vertigo and the problems that can arise due to variations in sudden weather conditions. Also, due to personal indispositions or any other type of incident that may arise especially while they are suspended in space.
- Each operator has the personal protection systems necessary to perform work at height.
- In order to achieve homogeneous maintenance in the cleaning of glass facades and glazed buildings, work is always established in a clockwise direction.
Other Methods To Consider
- Before starting each day, the quantity of articles and machinery that will be necessary is reviewed. In order to carry out the task. Also, to avoid missing something necessary once the work has started.
- When carrying out this type of height cleaning, both the operators and all their work elements have fixing elements that prevent free fall and the danger that this entails.
- The procedures used to access the work areas are as follows:
- Gondolas or platforms that slide progressively. They go from the top of the buildings to work on the cleaning of glazed facadeson their different levels. They include a command and telephone system to communicate.
- Harness systems for individual off-hook. They force the operator to carry all equipment and work tools at all times. It is a cleaning procedurethat generates more tension. Also a constant effort, and is used especially in the highest buildings.
- Cranes with basket and scaffolding. They solve access problems to clean windowsand glazed areas at lower heights. Although they are not without risks, they do reduce hazard ratios considerably.
- Telescopic poles. They are also a solution for working from the ground in cleaning windowsup to a height of even twenty meters. They are light accessories made with an extendable handle of resistant materials. The cleaning tool formed by a face with a rubber lip is attached to them—also another with sponge-like fibre material. In addition to other good applications in cleaning services with ionized water, its use in this type of task reduces time and effort. It is treated water in which all residues have been removed. In order to achieve a cleaning without residue or fingerprints.